Services We Provide

Research Development

  • Help with grant proposal development
  • Critique and edit drafts of grant proposals
  • Manage the development of complex grant proposals
  • Articulate broader impacts
  • Find appropriate funding opportunity announcements (FOAs)
  • Facilitate a pre-submission peer review
  • Coordinate training grant preparation
  • Provide guidance for compliant proposal submission

School of Biological Sciences

Training Grant Proposal

Submission Timeline

  • Prepare budgets and required documents required by sponsor guidelines
  • Advise PIs regarding proper justification for allowable research costs
  • Coordinate proposal submission with SPA
  • Manage award setup, closeout, and award transfer
  • Review and communicate award terms and conditions and reporting requirements
  • Provide guidance and insight into proper management of research awards

 School of Biological Sciences

Proposal Submission



  • Review sponsor’s terms and conditions for the research award
  • Review awarded budget and advise PI on spending plan 
  • Oversee annual and final progress reporting
  • Provide monthly PI reports, analyze spending, and recommend adjustments for research expenditures
  • Oversee subcontractor activities and invoicing
  • Advise PI to ensure financial compliance for all research expenditures
  • Oversee no-cost extension requests and closeout

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations works closely with faculty to identify funding opportunities, assist them with grant applications, nurture relationships with organizations and help plan visits and site visits. The office also manages institutional relationships between corporate foundations, private foundations, and associations and the University of California, Irvine. Corporate and Foundation Relations is happy to assist BioSci faculty with corporate- and foundation-related proposals. Please reach out to them for assistance at